Here’s a look at five things we know about the fire as of Thursday morning:
- The fire started around 12:15 p.m. and was under control around 7:30 p.m.
- 15 homes were destroyed, and evacuation orders are still in place for around 30 homes
- Emergency housing is available at Church of the Nazarene at 228 Madison St.
- The fire burned approximately 17 acres
- Firefighters have stopped the progression of the fire and crews are working to mitigate the area
The City of Monte Vista said it will establish a fund to help support survivors of the fire.